Legends Never Die – The Lessons I Learned Training With Charles Poliquin

From early in my career as a trainer I have been a big fan of Charles Poliquin’s work. I have read all his books and articles, and have attended all of his courses and seminars. Last week when I received the shocking news that Charles had suddenly passed away, it was a very devastating moment […]

Peri-Workout Nutrition 101 – 5 Things You Should Know

Like many other things in the health and fitness industry post workout nutrition is a very controversial topic. Recent research has given us greater insight into post workout nutrition and the role it plays in recovery, performance, and body composition changes. In this article we are going to address 5 things you should know about […]

The Top 5 Most Overrated Exercises

Exercise selection is one of the most important variables when it comes to effective program design. Not all exercises are created equal and no two individuals will respond the same to a given exercise due to individual biomechanics. However, there are some exercises that most people will respond quite favourably to and then there are […]

How to Determine Your Optimal Macronutrient Ratio

For a long time now there has been an on going debate amongst personal trainers, nutritionists, and gym rats alike about what constitutes the optimal macro nutrient ratio to improve health and body composition. Some swear by low carb diets claiming that weight gain and poor health are due to elevated insulin rather calories, others […]

5 Keys to Maximizing Your Genetic Potential as a Natural Lifter

Weather you compete in bodybuilding or simply train to look your best, if you have been training for any prolonged period of time you no doubt would have seen your progress come to a screeching halt.  After all it’s not uncommon for a natural bodybuilder near the ceiling of their genetic potential to struggle to […]

The Clean Eating Debate

In recent years there has been an ongoing debate in the fitness industry about food quality vs food quantity. I am often asked by students and peers alike what is my stance on the whole clean eating vs IFFYM debate. I personally believe food quantity and food quality are both important and are not mutually […]

Are You Missing The Big Picture?

Every day am I asked by students, gym rats, and everyday folks about the latest fad diet, the optimal sets and reps scheme, HIIT vs fasted cardio, or which fat burning supplements to take. I even get asked about anabolic steroids all the time by guys who don’t even train or follow a proper dietary […]

The Undereating Controversy

From working with hundreds of clients over the years, developing our teams of trainers accross multiple companies, and more recently lecturing personal trainers around the world on health, training and nutrition, one thing that never ceases to amaze people is the sheer amount of calories I recommend for fat loss. I have sat in rooms with […]